Dr. Don Kovalsky, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopaedic Center Of Southern IL 4121 Veterans Memorial Dr Mount Vernon, IL 62864 Get Directions
Dr. Don Kovalsky, MD
Dr. Don Kovalsky, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Mount Vernon, IL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Kovalsky is affiliated with Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.

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Dr. Kovalsky's Reviews

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3.3
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Kovalsky's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Mount Vernon, IL |
I find Dr. Kovalsky to be extremely informative and thorough. Above all, I believe that he really cares about me He cares about my total health, not just my painful back problems. I usually have to wait to see him, but he is definitely worth the wait. He even uses models to help me understand the mechanics of my back pain. If you are looking for a top notch spine surgeon in a small town, Dr. Kovalsky is your guy.
in Cottonwood, CA |
great doctor reccomend to my best peeps and did .put new socket in, my dads old one busted from previous surgery from someone else and doc put 2 plates on inside of my spine was perfect!
Marion, IL |
i have seen this doctor and believe me, he is the worst doctor. Looking for another doctor to take over my back problem. I'm in worse pain. Doesn't return phone calls
MT.VERNON IL |
NEVER AGAIN WILL I SEE HIM. DONE 2 SURGERIES ON ME AND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AND NOW HE WONT SEE ME AGAIN AFTER HE HAS DONE THIS TO ME. I WILL BE IN PAIN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFEAND HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. CANT FOUND A DOCTOR.
Benton, IL |
I would never recommend him! He told me that most of his patients crawled in to see him, and since I was oviously walking, i was wasting his time! He referred me to DR. Smith in pain management. Very uncaring Doctor!
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Dr. Kovalsky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Kovalsky has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (1/12/2016)
    • Amount or Range: $20,000.00
    • State: Illinois
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Med Coll Penn

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Pa And Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection